Prophecy of Magic

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Dangerous fates, mysterious curses, twisted fairy tales, and doomed prophecies…

Explore new worlds in Prophecy of Magic: a collection of over twenty urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels curated especially for the genre’s biggest fans!

These stories include all of your favorite mystical creatures, from gods and angels, to vampires and fae, to shifters, demons, witches, gargoyles, and more! With so much magic involved…what could possibly go wrong?

Including stories from several New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors as well as fresh new voices in fiction you’ve yet to meet!

Prophecy of Magic will captivate fans from the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to American Gods.

Don’t miss the chance to hold magic in your hand. One-click your copy today!

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Featuring stories from…

USA Today bestselling author M.R. Graham
USA Today bestselling authors Alyssa Drake and Bella Emy
Teresa Roman
Missy De Graff & Heather D. Glidewell
Leigh Anderson & Alice Wilde
Tanya Dawson
IPPY Gold Medal Winner Nikki Landis 
Sidonia Rose
Kelsie Rae
USA Today bestselling author Candace Sams and Jozie Mack
L. Coffey & J. S. Lee
Caia Daniels & April Canavan
Joel Crofoot
Marika Ray
Anna Edwards & Claire Marta
Katherine Hastings
Savannah Rose & Amelia Gates
David Burnett
Kira Nyte
T.M. Caruana
Dylan Quinn & Daniel Cade Quinn
Calliope Bay
Sabrina Clare & Chloe Ward
Mary Duke
CR Robertson
Skyler Andra
Jo-Anne Joseph

BITE ME ANTHOLOGY

Bite Me: A Vampire Anthology
by Zoe Blake, Addison Cain, Alta Hensley, Sara Fields, Myra Danvers, Anita Gray, Eris Adderly, Livia Bourne , Cassandra Faye

Gold star


As with all anthologies of short stories some characters lack depth and it is difficult to form emotional connections to them. However so far I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how drawn into this book I have been.

3 stars – Cathedral by Addison Cain
My enjoyment of a story is very much linked to how I feel about a character, my connection to them and the emotions they make me feel. Personally I just didn’t care for the female protagonist in this book – did we ever learn her name? I’m not sure, if we did I don’t recall it. This has left me, despite the story and writing being really good, feeling very *meh* about this. 
There is some excellent world building, a fantastic sense of the sinister and in true Addison style one humdinger of a cliff-hanger. In fact that final scene held all the emotion that had been missing, for me, in the rest of the book. It gave the heroine depth, it added that personal element that allowed me to connect with the story.
I’m undecided yet whether I would read the full story, although that ending totally changed the tide.

3.5 stars – Till the End of Time by Zoe Blake
I loved this unusual and compelling take on the Dracula story. The passion between the two protagonists was raw, consuming and depraved. An excellent dark, twisted and gory short story!

4 stars Master of Ceremonies by Alta Hensley
This was a twisty tale with an unusual mix of both darkness and sweetness. I liked the characters and found the plot to be refreshingly different.
For a short story the author managed to pack a very erotic punch and then topped it off with a very twisty teaser of an ending.

5 stars – V is for Vampire by Eris Adderly
Amazing! More please! Now?
This is novella length and is a prequel to a new series Ms Adderly is planning and I’m already in love with November and Leo and very in lust with Rado. Vampire stories aren’t a go-to for me – it was the authors in this anthology that got my interest. However this story has changed my mind. Vamps aren’t the all powerful evil beings you find in most stories, I FLOVED how the author has taken the genre, shaken it up with a big old dollop of seasoning and presented something completely new and captivating.
The anthology is worth buying for this story alone.

5 Stars – Blinding Salvation by Livia Bourne
I loved this wonderful mix of suspense, humour and all things sexy. It’s the opener to a future series by the author but was a complete story within itself. I found myself really falling for Lily and Armand, Livia Bourne imbued her characters with incredible personalities that just draw you in. I can’t wait until she releases more books in this series!

4 stars – Enthralled by Myra Danvers
This story definitely enthralled me, Axton retained a spark of humanity enough to make him likeable. The characters were clearly defined and I liked that this was more about fighting for power between vampires rather than the more common vampire verses humans.

2 stars – The Devil’s Game by Sara Fields
This started so well with a kick-ass heroine and good writing. Then in the second chapter of a very short story there was a glaring continuity error. The heroine is stripped naked (it actually mentions her panties being ripped off and her never having been naked in front of a man before). The anti-hero then removes her panties AGAIN. 
After that it became almost one long sex scene, which some people will love but I wanted the story to move on, rather than up and down, in and out! I also dislike stories where characters personalities radically change because of sex. So for me this was a miss.

5 stars – Sweet Ruin by Cassandra Faye (aka Jennifer Bene)
This story just held my attention from the moment it mentioned the Weeping Angels (OMG I still can’t walk past an angel statue without getting shivers!). Nic is so infuriating but also so sexy, whilst Grace was snarky and strong, despite his best efforts to confound her. At times I wanted to shake or slap one, the other or BOTH of them – but in a good bad way. This is a hot and heavy head-spinning story that will leave you wanting more.  We’re talking ghost chilli hot.

I haven’t read Anita Gray’s story yet.

SYNOPSIS

I have a confession to whisper at your ear. 

That shadow caressing your body in the dark, that tingle which draws you to arch your spine
… it tempts me to ruin. 

You’re beautiful when you sleep.

Everything I long for.

All I ask is a sip, a taste of the life coursing through those delicate veins.

Just one little bite.

And I’ll make you mine… forever.

These tales range from seductively enthralling to soul-slashing horror. 
Read on, and you’ll discover every beautiful shade of night.

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Release Boost – BECAUSE HE’S PERFECT


One of the best parts about the author community is when so many come together to support an amazing charity. That is what has happened with Because He’s Perfect.


– Kindle Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Get your fix of our perfect heroes.

I loved these books. They have everything a good romance novel should. Romance, hardship, and redemption


– Kindle Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Blurb:

Because He’s Perfect is a charity anthology with all proceeds being donated to the Movember Foundation. Twenty-one authors ranging from first time writers to long-term storytellers, seek to dispel all the myths from the romance world about what a perfect hero should be.

Emotional or physical disabilities and illnesses are nothing to be ashamed of; in fact they can make a man. With the inclusion of a poignantly emotional foreword by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, this anthology will take you on a journey through comedic laughs, sweet contemporary romance, and into the world of darkness and bizarre.

Joining the authors on their quest are one graphic artist, two photographers, and two models donating their time and efforts to this project, which has inspired all involved.

We hope you will enjoy what you read, ‘Because He’s Perfect’.


MY REVIEW –
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Free gift available – a selection of full stories from some of the authors. See the link at the back of the ebook.

Foreword – NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan

Models Sean Brady Christopher John
Photographers Christopher John at CJC Photography David Wills
Graphic Artist Charity Hendry at Judged by the Cover.

Authors:
Alice La Roux
Ally Vance
Anna Blakely
Anna Edwards
Claire Marta
Danielle Dickson
Dani René
Elle Boon
Jo-Anne Joseph
K A
.L. Humphreys
Lexi C Foss
Lexxie Couper
Maria Macdonald
Morgan Campbell
Murphy Wallace
Renee Harless
Samantha Lewis
Tracie Delaney
Victoria L. James

RELEASE BLITZ

Because He’s Perfect is now LIVE!!!!

Get your fix of our perfect heroes.

Free gift available – a selection of full stories from some of the authors. See the link at the back of the ebook.

Blurb:

Because He’s Perfect is a charity anthology with all proceeds being donated to the Movember Foundation. Twenty-one authors ranging from first time writers to long-term storytellers, seek to dispel all the myths from the romance world about what a perfect hero should be.

Emotional or physical disabilities and illnesses are nothing to be ashamed of; in fact they can make a man. With the inclusion of a poignantly emotional foreword by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, this anthology will take you on a journey through comedic laughs, sweet contemporary romance, and into the world of darkness and bizarre.

Joining the authors on their quest are one graphic artist, two photographers, and two models donating their time and efforts to this project, which has inspired all involved.
We hope you will enjoy what you read, ‘Because He’s Perfect’.


Buy now $0.99 ($4.99 after 14th May)
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Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2RSzlnE
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Free gift available – a selection of full stories from some of the authors. See the link at the back of the ebook.

Foreword – NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan
Models – Sean BradyChristopher John
Photographers – Christopher John at CJC Photography, David Wills
Graphic Artist – Charity Hendry at Judged by the Cover.

REVIEW –

I haven’t managed to read all the stories in this anthology. However I’ve read enough to know that it is a very special book and an absolute must buy. It’s introduced me to a few new authors, who have now been added to my TBR list.

Because He’s Perfect is a mix of short stories, is quite an eclectic mix of stories. Some are clearly precursors to longer books, others are complete tales, one or two are little vignettes of life. As with any anthology some of the books you will love, some won’t be your thing but best of all you will find new authors to read and follow.

I love me a perfectly imperfect hero, so this anthology is right up my street. Not to mention it is raising money for a good cause, so it’s well worth purchasing.


Screw Up by Renee Harless – 3.75 stars
This is a sweet but steamy read, a little insta-love for my taste but that’s par for the course with a short story. The character development was very good, Sofie and Carter were both easy to like and believable. Best of all I felt I ‘knew’ them and a little bit about them.
The story was really easy to read, the writing flowed smoothly and the pace was good.

Worth The Risk by Tracie Delaney – 4 stars
I felt we really got to know both Jess and Wade in this short. I actually felt invested in them, particularly since I love a second chance romance. I loved how educational the story was, regarding the issue of HIV. It avoided feeling sermon-y or as though you were reading an information pamphlet, instead it was just a natural part of the story line.
A wonderfully hopeful story.

Inhibition by Dani Rene 5 stars
This is deliberately only the start of what appears to be one cracking good read. It left me hanging and desperate to know how Adrian and Scarlett’s story will progress. I was smitten by this couple and look forward to reading more about the snarly MC member and the therapist with a secret past.

The Cure by Jo-Anne Joseph
I really enjoyed this until the very end, when it didn’t really end at all, or at least not in a satisfying or even conclusive way. I’ve read and enjoyed books that haven’t necessarily had a HEA or even a HFN, but the ending of this quite simply made no sense to me. I’m not even sure I feel as those this was a romance. A very solid and gripping 5 star read until it abruptly ceased in what just did not feel at all like a conclusion of any description. It left too much unexplained regarding Kenzie and her feelings.

Nap King by Danielle Dickson – 5 stars
I loved Jack and Felicity’s story, this couple hooked me in from the off and kept me engrossed throughout. Because it’s a short story a few scenes felt a little rushed, or lacking in depth, but I could tell from the rest of the writing that this is one talented author who crafts characters you care about and connect to.
I would really, really love this to be extended into a full length story.

Suck & Sweet by Maria Macdonald – 4.5 stars
I really enjoyed Gracie and Noah’s story, we got a nice amount of back story along with a well paced and engaging plot. The fact that they had been childhood friends made their swift connection more believable, particularly as both had harboured feelings for the other in their late teens. Noah’s emotions and struggles felt very real, his resentment, anger and despair were palpable.
This story easily held my attention from start to finish.

Diary of a Teenage Drag Queen by Samantha Lewis 5 stars
What an absolutely beautiful and moving story. Written in diary form from a teen boy’s perspective this held my attention from start to finish and absolutely touched my heart. Zac is a boy who copes with all the crap life has thrown at him, determined to make the best of every opportunity and to never let fear stop him from following his dreams.
I’m not sure just how much of the author’s son is reflected by Zac but I thank them both for sharing this inspiring, motivating and above all amazing story.

Order. Control. Deceit by Murphy Wallace – 3.5 stars
This is another story that the author is planning to turn into a full length book. It definitely hooked me in with it’s interesting and heartbreaking plot. We only got Kev’s pov so whilst I liked him I did struggle to connect with the other characters in the book. The story also felt rushed. The pace was fine for a short story where there isn’t time to expand and add depth. However this was written more as a prequel, leaving us on a cliffhanger and as such left me a little disappointed.
The balance just didn’t quite work for me on this one. However the writing and idea’s are good, hence the extra half a star.

Don’t Sugar Coat It by Anna Edwards – 5 stars
Another excellent short story in this anthology. Alex and Chiara are both likeable and believable characters, the chemistry between them was really well portrayed. I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish, it had a well thought through plot, a good pace and a nice dollop of steam too. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and was disappointed to reach the end, I would happily have read about Alex and Chiara for hours.

Chase by Lexi C Foss – 5 stars
This is another ‘start of a story’ and one I immediately want to add to my TBR list so that I can finish the tale of Chase (Gideon) and Jillian. This is a fast-paced, action packed romantic suspense with some incredibly hot chemistry to boot. I was totally hooked into this story and was devastated when I got to the end (for now).
I was enjoying the story far too much to want it to end!

Deep Breaths by Ally Valance – 4.5 stars
This is a breathtaking MM romance, the story of Will and Drew. Not only did I really enjoy this story but I loved how this tackled the emotional impact of bullying and lack of understanding. Will was so rude at times, yet hearing his insecurities and fears made me forgive him. I’m just glad Drew had thick skin and didn’t let Will’s ‘best form of defence is offence’ modus operandi from deterring him.

Love in the Dark by Claire Marta – 5 stars
This was just so…..*swoon*. I loved the dark edges to the story, Darius and Kara were a divine couple, so easy to fall in love with. I was totally mesmerised by this tale and loved every moment of it. This is definitely another story that I would love to see expanded to full length, and I’d definitely read it if it was.

Unexpected Risk by Anna Blakely 5 stars
Wow, definitely one of my favourite stories in the anthology. This is a fast paced and action packed romantic suspense. Sarah and Kole were so well written, I really liked and cared for this pair. I haven’t read this author before but I got the impression this was set within the world of an existing series of books. I will definitely be checking her other work out and hoping their are other books featuring these guys.

Authors:
Alice La Roux
Ally Vance
Anna Blakely
Anna Edwards
Claire Marta
Danielle Dickson
Dani René
Elle Boon
Jo-Anne Joseph
K A Sands
K.L. Humphreys
Lexi C Foss
Lexxie Couper
Maria Macdonald
Morgan Campbell
Murphy Wallace
Renee Harless
Samantha Lewis
Tracie Delaney
Victoria L. James